The Drafting & Engineering Technology program at Presque Isle Tech Center is a drafting and pre-engineering course offered to young men and women interested in exploring a college education and/or career in drafting, engineering, architecture, and design professions.
During this two-year program, students will explore an exciting curriculum centered on cutting-edge 3D design programs such as SolidWorks, Revit, Civil 3D, and AutoCAD. Mastery of these programs and associated drafting skills and standards will form a platform to launch deep explorations into the engineering design process, architectural design principles, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, rapid prototyping, (BIM) Building information modeling, technical writing, engineering math, materials, forces, engineering disciplines, emerging technologies careers, and engineering history. Students will gain hands-on experience through practical application and “real world” projects.
In addition, second-year students will explore rapid prototyping using 3D printing technology and gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art CNC technology. Programs such as SolidWorks combined with our Tormach PCNC 440 milling machine and CNC Laser cutter allow students the opportunity to apply 3D model and mechanical engineering principles to create functional components and mechanical assemblies to develop a working knowledge fit, tolerances, and precision machine processes vital to mechanical design.
Students should note that Drafting & Engineering Technology qualifies as a fine art credit. In addition, the course provides students the opportunity to take advantage of PITC’s dual enrollment program which is offered in conjunction with the University of Maine College of Engineering, Northern Maine Community College, and Bridge Year to allow students to earn college credits.